Where did the jobs go?

A quick search of the Internet makes it very apparent that the career market is requiring more specialized skills and yet the pool of qualified applicants from which employers are pulling is shrinking. There are articles addressing how to create a more skilled employee pool, proposals for more grants to encourage more education in specialized fields, and even schools that cater to specific “skill development” jobs rather than job attaining. A quick example : http://fortune.com/2014/11/12/middle-class-job-market-broken/

 It makes sense to encourage investment in all of these specialized skill developing programs; however,  what I wonder is:
  •  What are we telling and teaching people on the job site?
  • What do we tell our employees about developing a skill?

Frankly, people in what I have heard as defined as the middle class job market are not always coming out of college or high school with the “tool box” necessary to get them very far in their careers. The changing needs of employers and availability of jobs are caused by a host of reasons. I am here to talk about ways to help people take control of their marketability in their own lives. I am no economist, nor Professor sitting back to analyze the world at my leisurely whim; however, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the gap forming in the classes of jobs. As employers, we need to teach our staff how to invest in their futures in order to ensure their own futures. We need to show how easy it is to invest in their futures through some very simple strategies and tactics.

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About christamroszczak

There are many things that we could all say about ourselves in our "about me" information. I would just like to explain -Why- I created this blog. I see a gap in the abilities of the people who move through our workforce. I see a lack of passion, work ethic, drive, respect and feelings of significance. The solution is in the leadership. The leadership needs to drive passion, hold standards, and inspire growth, but all too often, it alienates, turns a blind eye, or shifts blame. My focus is in customer service careers for a few reasons: 1. Customer service is often times where our next generation of professionals will come from. This is because often times they are working through school, in between school, or after school, but before careers. There is an entire niche of people in that very category needing to be believed in, shown how to hold a standard, pushed to be their best and shown how to train others to do the same. 2. We need to lead our middle management to train up everyone to be a trainer in their area. Middle management needs to be consistent with expectations and consequences. 3. We need to show middle management and their teams that everyone should be thinking about not only the job they have, but the job they want because the job they have now will be what sets them up for the job they want later. 4.There needs to be hands on training with management to help break the bad habits and even to form good habits with the new training tools they receive. Managers go to management or leadership training and come back with all excitement yet no follow through. Too often "inspiring" becomes coddling, "leading not managing" becomes making friends or doing all the work oneself, "encouraging" becomes caving, and "holding the standard" becomes pridefully rigid or even hypocritical. Someone once said, Hire slowly and fire swiftly. While this is a strong concept, when put into practice it actually shows the employees that the job is worth getting, they will be invested in and trained well, and that employees who refuse to improve or change a bad habit/attitude will not be allowed to continue to drag everyone down with them. This fair concept shows respect to the other employees and the customers. Holding the standard, being consistent and fair while simultaneously showing honest respect and care for the team at every level will produce success every time. I created this blog for employers and employees to utilize and hopefully get inspiration and some tips on how to create an efficient, productive, and successful working environment no matter what career you choose. We want to empower our employees at all levels to take pride in their work and to foster an environment that allows for nothing else.
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